How to take a screenshot on your Mac

To take a screenshot of your whole screen:

Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3.

Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

You can take screenshots of your whole screen or just part of it. Screenshots are saved automatically as .png files on your desktop.

To take a screenshot of part of your screen:

Press Command-Shift-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.

Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot.

Drag to select an area. While dragging, you can hold the Shift key, Option key, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves.

When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you release the button.

Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.